time?? Answered

The celestial position of the of earth with rotation and revelations in comparsison sun brings us to the calendar and clock each MOMENT as a second is struck by the second hand what times is it for the entire earth and is this asking the earths horoscope as in the year of the dragon ect ect?

Question by wiccakingkamui 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Did anyone can slove this ????? You are going to make an item that's about time. You are free to interpret the term of time as you please. Examples may be special moments, repetitions, everyday events, or major events. Think about what expression the item should have. You can use shapes, colors, moving parts, technologies, humor, and the like. You can use the materials and techniques you want.

Question by Hellylili 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

time travel

I heard on the radio today that TIME TRAVEL was possible. Itll only set you back 10 trillon $. You can only go forward in time but then you can go back if they make one that can go back in time in the future. (like mysterio) ooooooo-weeeeee-oooooooo edit:better grammer and puncuation and cool sound effect.

Topic by ich bin ein pyro 11 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Time Fountain

Wouldn't be cool if someone made one of these for the LED competition? I definitely do not have the LED knowledge to do this.

Topic by Spl1nt3rC3ll 11 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

time bomb

Guys i got an idea but dont have the resources. i was wondering if we could join a nichrome wire to the wires that connect to the speaker of an alarm clock ,dat way we could fix the time when we want the wire too burn and thus putting a simple cracker near the contraption would give us a timebomb.any one interested in collaborating in such an instructable pleasecontact me. thank you

Topic by blckthng 11 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Time Travel? Answered

Is time travel theoretically possible? (I just watched Minute Men) :P

Question by joespicnictables 7 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Spare Time? Answered

I need something interesting to do at my house during the summer!!!!!

Question by Goalie1 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

timed detonator

Ok, I LOVE airsoft, as many do. I wanted to make a time bomb detonator for different missions, where we could set the time and your squad would have to get there and disarm it. All it would do if we didn't make it in time is set off a smoke bomb. That way everyone would know the game was over. but I do not know where to get a battery powered alarm clock. (the dollar store doesn't sell them) does anyone know where to get one?

Topic by Jordo 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Podcast time

Okay its podcasting timeSo we are going to get organizedFirst off, there will be a meeting on Sunday 6pm EstA link will be sent to those who are interestedSecondly, we would like to be organized into categoriesI will list them below, please state the one(s) you would wish to be inTalents - those who will be in the podcast.....Video - Those who will appear on camera.....Audio - Those who will only talkEditing - those who can edit video..........ChickenOther - Will submit randomly, stories, facts, interviews..........smart - anything..........Adrian - writing and such..........Bumpus..........RocketIf you feel like a category is missing, just say so

Topic by Chicken2209 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

time travel? Answered

Well i have a theory, but don't know if it's right. according to timedilation, time will go slower for you if you get closer to light speed. if you want to completely travel around the earth with light speed, it would only take 40.074000 : 299.792.458 seconds, which is 0,13367247550970745234691661255868 seconds. so you would experience it as 1.3 seconds. but because time for you goes very, very, very slow at that moment, the 1.3 seconds could be more then a million years! so, here it comes: if you travel so fast that 'your' time goes very slow, then the actual time would be more then if you traveled at normal speed. is that right, or am i completely wrong?

Question by necropolian 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Timed Relay?

I want to make an outlet that turns on with a button and automaticly turns off after about 30 minutes or so. somethimes i forget to turn my soldering iron and hot glue gun off and its not good for either of them to keep them on for long periods of times( or several weeks..) can anyone help?

Question by ingkiller 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Time to Vote!

Voting for the Craftsman "Workshop of the Future" contest opened today. There are a number of worthy entries, so I hope you'll take the time to look them over and vote for the one(s) you like!

Topic by kelseymh 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Time lapse? Answered

Hello everybody. Just a quick question I would like to ask. Ive made a video of something and its i normal time. It is about 25minutes long, and i want it to be a time lapse. Its a video, not a massive set of photos. I want to be able to fastforward it by like x32 or x20 or whatever. Anyone know any free editing softwares where you can do this? Also, it is an AVI file. Thanks, Hiyadudez.

Question by Hiyadudez 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Suggestion Time!

Hey Instructables, it's suggestion time! So, here it is: You should be able to put your "favorites" into folders (like labels in gmail, or folders in thunderbird...). This would help me a lot, since I have 203 favourited instructables (and counting!) Thanks, Nick

Topic by threecheersfornick 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Time to Vote!

It's time to vote on the Christmas Contest entries!Click here to see the decoration contest entries, and vote for all those you think deserve it.You can vote for more than one entry, but don't vote for them all, or it's not worth voting at all.(And don't forget that the Gift Contest closes on the 4th as well.)

Topic by Kiteman 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Time is weird

Huh. I just realized that I have now lived in the house I'm in (and consequently, my two oldest children have lived here - the youngest has another year or so to go) longer than I lived in the house where I consider myself to have "grown up" (ages 8-19 or so.) As a side effect, this also means that I've lived here longer than I've EVER lived any place else. It doesn't really feel that way; I don't know whether time is compressed as your get older, or stretched when you're young (probably both.) Time perception is weird...

Topic by westfw 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Not enough time

Hello, I live in Mexico City and just saw the EL Wire contest. The deadline  for proposals is Aug 15 and the material will not arrive by then. Can I submit my idea in drawings? or it has to be done already? Cheers H

Topic by jalinx 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Contests On Time?

I have a question, how come every time it says a contests ends, for example "wear it contest, judging ends Oct 28, 2014"   You guys never actually show the winners until much later? Its Oct 30 and still no sign. I really want to see if the instructable I voted for won! Is my computer just late to get the results or does it take a long time to show the winners? No offense but you guys really should follow your deadlines better. (Please don't think im rude, Im really just wondering why its delayed so much) Anyway, Thanks for listening to my feedback.

Topic by Waztsn 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Electr'Ocarina of Time

Hi there! Okay so here i am with this idea i've been tackle with for weeks. Hold tight it's a long presentation. Brief Basically, i would like to make en electronic version of the Ocarina of time from Zelda. I would like to keep it really simple at least for the first step. So it will look like a proper ocarina but instead of holes there will be 6 arcade buttons ( Red, Green and 4 yellow as a reminder of the N64 gamepad buttons). Each button is assigned a note wich will be played while blowing through a microphone. The sound will be a synthesized sinewave that would be played thanks to a speaker. Will be great also if the device could work on a USB chargeable battery. I Have been doing researches on how to make it for a while now, though could'nt find exactly what i was looking for and not sure how to fit different parts together to make a worrkable fork. So i believe i have two options. As you may guess i am fairly new to electronics, programming and electronic music (Lol i read that all the times). To be as clear as possible i am gonna put some schemes of how i picture myself the electronic but i really don't know how it's supposed to be managed, i mean i know there will be some resistors, capacitors or whatever between the "function blocks" i draw but i have absolutely no clue of what should actually really appear. Option 1 - Analog So i made this stylophone few months ago : https://www.instructables.com/id/A-Stylophone/ It is based on a 555 timer (i also saw some mini synths based on this component). It felt to me as a good starting point. Volume would be controlled through the mic instead of a pot and i would get rid of the pitch pot and all the unecessary notes. But i would like it to sound more fluty and so i found this tuto on how to make a sinewave but don't know how to use it in this project (or even if possible) : http://www.learningaboutelectronics.com/Articles/Sine-wave-generator-circuit-with-a-555-timer.php Regarding the microphone part I've also seen this insctrutable but the synth seemed to me way over what i planed to do in terms of sound synthesis ability : https://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Flute-Synth/ Option 2 - Digital So comes option 2 wich consist in using an arduino to synthesize the wave that would play if microphone is HIGH and if button 1 is High key 1 would be played etc. The scheme I provided seem definitely wrong to me but that's a first shot anyway. About sound synthesis with arduino i found this library i havent gone through the tutorial yet but it seem a little bit picky. http://sensorium.github.io/Mozzi/ So as you see i am kinda lost and a little clarification would be awesomely nice. I am actually working in a fablab and i would like to develop this project to be used as a workshop. Im pretty sure lots of old grown up kids would love to get a little ocarina. There are some other options i would like to implement (regarding what happend if you press several buttons or none) but well first things first. Hope you like the Idea, hope you can help. Love, Starsheeps and Electro-cupcakes! Adrien

Topic by ElectroSoja 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Calculate and Display Reaction Time/Elapsed Time

I got my son an Auto World Pro Racing Dragstrip for Christmas.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3SNzDs_NJI  Great fun out of the box with the starting tree that alerts false starts and  identifies the winner at the end of the track.  It does this with electric eyes in the track for each lane that see when a car passes over it.  Like I said, great fun, but we would like to see 1) the driver's reaction time - the time it takes from the time the light turns green to the time the car moves across the eye at the start - and 2) the elapsed time - the time the car moves across the eye at the start to the time the car crosses the finish. Ideally, this would be displayed for each lane until reset.  Total elapsed time and MPH are typically displayed in real life... http://atthedragstrip.com/dragstrip101 I believe this can be accomplished using the existing components in the Auto World kit and an Arduino.  The following instructables could prove useful... https://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Controlled-Finish-Line/?ALLSTEPS https://www.instructables.com/id/After-Dinner-Reaction-Time-Tester/?ALLSTEPS https://www.instructables.com/id/Reaction-Timer/?ALLSTEPS I am open to all... better ideas, off the shelf solutions, delivered product, or help developing solution.  This is something I think I could do with step by step instruction but not something I would attempt on my own.  I know just enough to get me in trouble.

Topic by imn2u2 5 years ago

is time travel possible??? Answered

Is time travel possible???

Question by WEBRANGER 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

time /magic fountain

Could anyone help me with that time /magic fountain https://www.instructables.com/id/The-Time-Fountain-Also-know-as-Magic-Fountain/ What do i have to do with this information "The transistor (2N1711) can handle a maximum current of 500 mA"? could you also tell me wich potentiometer i should use and how i have to control the leds with them?

Topic by itge13 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Evidence of Time Travel!

I'm not sure how I managed it, possibly it's a result of running the washing machine, tumble dryer and my coffee machine simultaneously, but I appear to be posting from seven and a quarter hours in the future. Check out the image below for proof... Or maybe it was csharyk's fault?  He's interested in woowoo tech, maybe he pulled me in after something he did elsewhere / elsewhen? Update: it's spreading!  (second image) (I think I'll move this thread to Bugs) (If it's important, I made that screenshot at about 10:13am, UK time)

Topic by Kiteman 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Fireworks time delay?

I want to set off a few fireworks on the night of my wedding aniversary, and rather than run off and light the fuse, or rely on my dopey brother, I was after a time delay with, say, a watch? So I could set it for 10pm and bamoo.. 10pm we outside enjoying drinks, and a few fireworks go up! I have seen somewhere a guy light a match with a cheap electronic watch using a strand from a ball of steel wool, but I forget exactly what he did and where I saw the video now.. If I could copy that I could use the match to light the fireworks! Any ideas like that would be great.

Question by lochrin 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Negative comment time

Greetings; just caught this on my inbox...negative  comment time?  It's counting up towards zero as time progresses.  Nothing abnormal about the destination post...

Topic by frollard 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

DC time delay? Answered

Here's the situation-I close a switch completing a circuit,providing DC power to a load(6 volt,0.1 A).But I do not need the load to start functioning as soon as the switch is closed i.e,only after a delay of say..30 seconds.I googled for "Time delay circuits" but the ones I got were either dealing with AC or the transistor -capacitor(Time Constant) based circuits that makes a load function for a preset time after the circuit switch is opened.I think I could achieve this "pre-delay"  with elements such as transistors,resistors,capacitors etc. but I can't figure out how.Please suggest possible circuits that can be used to achieve my purpose.

Question by Adarsh_tronix 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Delorean Time Machine

Hi guys, I would just like to ask for some tips/advice/suggestions on how to build a Delorean Time Machine (as featured in Back To The Future). I'm not talking about an actual scale model - decent ornament size will do, to be displayed on a shelf. It would be cool to include some fancy electronics inside of it. Perhaps a digital alarm clock?

Topic by nuendo 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Time delay LED

I have something I want to make, but I don't know what I need, how to make it, or what it would be called. Essentially I would like to have a few LEDs on a programmable/resettable timer. I.E. One LED would be programmed to say 3 minutes, 30 seconds from the 3 minute mark it would slowly start to light up then flash when it hits the mark. I would also like to be able to start/stop and reset the timer. I need a couple of them, and wiring the LEDs are simple enough, it's the time delay that's throwing me. Any assistance would be great.

Topic by nolan.vines 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

"In Time" movie clock

Hi! I dont know if here its a good place to talk about this idea but..here i come. First of all I just saw "In Time" movie, that from Justin Timberlake you know, and I was thinking about the green clock in their arms. I thought that I can do it with a projector or somekind of stuff like that..( like a PIPBOY 3000 from fallout, projectin right on my arm). But Imnot happy with that way so Im here asking for help... Would you know how to do a subcutaneous clock or maybe some transparent film around arm with leds, i dont really know. Brainstorming here please! Note: Sorry for my english, Im not a native english speaker and thanks for your time reading!

Topic by erk1one 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

555 timing circuit?

Question by gadget01 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Capacitors depletion time?

Building a cap with 2x 500F what would the run time be running on LEDs?

Question by dominick.j.pezza 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Time for a free boat!

Times are tough. People don't have the money that they used to. Some of those people own boats.According to the New York Times, boat-owning Americans are abandoning their boats in droves by sanding off the names and serial numbers and setting them afloat.Do you know what this means? It's ripe time to get yourself a free boat like Tim Anderson did some years ago in much more prosperous time.

Topic by randofo 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Guys can you help me out with some code on arduino timing.I want my Arduino Due to perform a set operation(say blinking an LED) for user defined time ie. It should ask the user to enter the time he/she wishes to run the thing.Thanx..

Question by Lakshya1503 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Simple timed LED?

I need a way to turn on an LED after a certain amount of time (e.g. 5 minutes) then keep it on until a momentary switch is pressed. a very low power consumption if possible, because it's going to be wrist mounted. thanks in advance

Question by DrVonTrap 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Real time camera

Ok. So I got this camera thing for free, and I want to use it, but I have absolutely no clue how. I want to connect it to some kind of real time display. I know I probably have to connect something via the 20 prong plug on the back, but beyond that, I'm clueless. can anyone help me?

Topic by Molybdenum 9 years ago

Timing chain cover

I have a 97 dodge dakota and I need a new timing chain cover. On-line purchases are out of the question because I'm short on time and cash. I will be going to pick n pull to get a replacement but they currently only have years 91, 92, 93, 95, and 99. My question is this, how do i find out how similar any of these other covers are, short of driving all the way to the yard and inspecting each one. does anyone know off hand how interchangeable this piece is?

Topic by danjamesardoin 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Timing circuit - how to

Evening all, I am a NooB to electronics and instructables and would like to build a time control unit. What I am looking to do is build an auto baster for my smoker. The idea is to have a pump (ac pump or possibly a dc washer motor pump not sure yet do to the pressure needed) connected to a copper tube that  runs the length of my smoker. I want to have a time control circuit connected to the pump  where I can adjust the A) interval in which the pump is triggered B) the length of time the pump runs for. I have never done anything with electronics; well besides some radio shack kits as a kid however I do have some basic understanding. If anyone could help me or even just point me in the right direction that  would be great. Thanks,  -sunadmn

Topic by sunadmn 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Well, It's Time

Well everyone, its time.....FOR MY SUMMER VACATION! I am going up to Canada for 9 days, I am leaving Saturday morning, I will have access to a computer with internet so I won't be cut off from civilization. Hopefully I'll have a bunch of pictures from the trip!

Topic by bumpus 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Daylight Savings Time

Don't forget everyone, daylight savings time starts tonight so be sure to "Spring Back" your clocks 1 hour at 2am tonight. And additionally because last year was a leap year when your clock reaches 2am for a second time, spring back an additional hour. If you live in the southern hemisphere the directions should be reversed ie. spring back 2 hours at 1 am. Europeons, please substitute 100 minutes for one hour to account for the metric conversion.

Topic by Tool Using Animal 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Time for some change

It's time to change my room around and I'm clueless now because I've changed it pretty much every single way. The picture below is how it's currently arranged, professionally done in PS. Could anyone give me any ideas for arranging it differently? My desk is a corner unit, sorry all I could draw is a square, too lazy to freehand. Thanks in advanced.

Topic by Punkguyta 11 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Long time no talk

Hey guys, or whoever is reading this and even slightly cares.  I haven't made a gun in a really long time, and I haven't really responded to the last 300-400 comments.  Now that it's the holiday break, I'm going to have a lot more spare time.  So this is what I feel like doing, making a new gun.  I want your ideas for it, because I'm really not that creative..  So what do you guys want me to make? Also add me on Xbox Live; TH3 BR0WN B0Y.  The "0's" are zeros.

Topic by MotaBoi 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

time safe circuit

I'd like to make a time locking box that is equivalent in function to this:    http://www.thekitchensafe.com/ I was wondering if there's anyone out there that would be willing to draw up a circuit for it as electronics is not something that I know how to do.  I could do it with arduino but I don't really want to tie up the board that way.  I assume it uses solenoids to operate.   I'm also open to any other ideas/advice people have.  .  

Topic by csiebe 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Time constants of batteries ?

Hi,I'm trying to figure out the way solar battery charger work and I'm a bit confused about the following point.I read that for batteries you could consider the PWM voltage to be equivalent to DC. This I understand well for average voltage (obviously it's the same), but what about the dynamics ?If your PWM frequency is something like 100 kHz, that's a 10 µs period. Does the battery has time to follow and make big voltage and current peaks or does it just averages all that to more decent values ?One way to put it is : Are the battery time constants indeed much bigger than the PWM period ?Thanks for any idea on that topic !

Topic by Emmanuel2015 7 months ago  |  last reply 7 months ago

Grammar nazi time

I wasn't sure if this would be considered a bug or feedback. "This author has not updated their profile." "Author" is singular, "their" is plural. It should be something like "This author has not updated his/her profile." The devs could probably make that match the account's gender.

Topic by FuyuKitsune 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Motors, time and boredom

I have been collecting motors for a while now, and have no idea what to do with them. They range from 5-12VDC, brushed, brushless, stepper, etc. Any potential ideas for projects would be appreciated.  Thanks!

Topic by dansassin 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


I have a new job! Starting in January, I will be teaching Science at a local high-school. Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! I ought to say, Instructables featured heavily in my panel interview, and in between the panel and the decision, the Head of Science went and had a browse on the site to see what the fuss was about - the site was a definite count in my favour - thanks folks!

Topic by Kiteman 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Time money and creating

I am new to intractable.  I am inspired by the community.  I found it because I had made a creation and I wanted an outlet the share it.  For me creating is one of the most satisfying experiences.  Most other things only get in the way.  I always wish I had unlimited resources and enough free time to create to my heart’s desire.  Today I had a realization that made me feel much better about all of life’s other obligations.  It is the problems in daily life that inspire me to create.  My most recent creation that I shared was a tool box I made for work.  Only because I have work bogging me down did I need this creation.  I am now very happy with the box.  I wish I had more time and money to create but if I did I am afraid I may not have the desire to create.

Topic by HartKyle83 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Prize arrival time?

Hello, I am aware that the contest info says that it may take up to 12 weeks to receive a prize won in a contest and it has only been 8ish, but I was contacted by the instructable robot stating that my prize (3d printing contest) had shipped from the instructables headquarters on the 11th (just over 2 weeks ago) and the prize has not yet arrived. I'm not sure what the normal shipping time is, and I don't mind waiting. However, it would be nice to know that nothing is wrong and to know the progress of the package. I was told that there would be a tracking number for the package but never received one. Is there a tracking number? When should I be worried about a prize taking too long to arrive? Thanks,  Matt

Topic by matstermind 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Time lock box? Answered

Hey I've seen the movie city of ember and there you have a box that locks itself from the inside, only to open again once the preset time has expired. I'd love to make one for a friend of mine (and for me as well), who's always distracted during the examination, so he could lock his distractions away for the time needed. I browsed hours to find timers and count down circuits. the best things that I could find, never were longer than e few hours or a day. but for this project it should at least last a month. I got a weird Idea of hooking up egg timers in series, so if the first one ends, the next one starts, until your last one finished that opens the box (the more I think about it, the more it's sounding impossible to do) the next best thing that would simplify the build was an arduino, but since these are essentially tiny computers I think it would be a wast to just let them count down. (and doesn't a arduino consume a lot of power too?) and I would like to only use an arduino as last resort... you can make robots out of these little board, it would be too tempting to pull it out of my project and try to make something cool with it. would any of these idea's work descent? does anyone know what could be the best way to pull this off? thanks

Question by Jakwiebus 6 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

one step at a time

503c org need to be chartered. board of directors location? sponsors? anyone ever tried to hold a large event? not as the boss but have been on boards for things like this.2000 to 8000 people show up,worst than not enough interest is too much ,ever ordered 200 portable pottys?what if food venders back out at last min? or the bands get into fights? sounds like fun ,need some help?

Topic by bikerbob2005 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago